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Administrative Staff

Theresa Rutherford, President and CEOTheresa Rutherford

Theresa Rutherford currently serves as President and CEO of HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital.  As President and CEO, Theresa is responsible for all aspects of planning, operations, and financial management of the hospital.  Theresa joined St. Anthony’s in 2013, after serving several years as Chief Operating Officer at HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

In her time at St. Anthony’s, Theresa has successfully led the hospital in advancing technology, enhancing quality, increasing colleague engagement, improving the patient experience, and reflecting transparency with community members.  Under her leadership, St. Anthony’s began offering robotic orthopedic surgery, the only hospital in the area with this revolutionary technology.  She has also led the hospital in receiving state and national accolades for offering advanced quality to patients – being named a 2015 Bronze Award winner for Commitment to Excellence from Illinois Performance Excellence, as well as receiving The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for certification of the hospital’s Joint Replacement Program.   Theresa also led the launch of St. Anthony’s “I Promise” service philosophy, where the patient-centered goals of the team complement the patient-focused objectives of every individual colleague, physician and volunteer. Through this program, Theresa met with each and every colleague as they committed to their “Promise,” reflecting the openness she shares with the staff. Theresa has also demonstrated open communication with area residents, offering Community Town Halls and launching an “Ask Theresa” communication initiative on the hospital’s Web site.

During her tenure at St. Mary’s, Theresa worked closely with the President and CEO in leading the St. Mary’s Campus Redesign of a new Lobby, ER, and Lab, as well as playing a key role with the relocation of all Prairie Cardiovascular’s Decatur services to the St. Mary’s campus. Under her leadership, St. Mary’s Hospital twice received the Bronze Lincoln Award for Quality. Throughout her career, Theresa held several positions at hospitals in Illinois and Iowa including Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Galesburg Cottage Hospital in Galesburg and The Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.  

Theresa is a native of Coffeyville, Kansas. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nursing at Millikin University, Decatur. In addition, she holds a Master’s of Science Nursing Administration and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.



Ryan Jennings, MDRyan Jennings, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Jennings’ duties as the Chief Medical Officer are to raise the level of quality throughout the hospital and lead physicians to evolve the clinical challenges being driven by health care reform by promoting alignment between the hospital and physicians.

Dr. Jennings practices as a Hospitalist, as well as serving as CMO. He is a board-certified specialist in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Illinois in 1994 and received his medical degree from Southern Illinois University in 1998.  He resided in Springfield for his residency before moving to Effingham in 2002 where he joined the medical staff of St. Anthony’s.  He took on the part-time roll as Chief Medical Officer at St. Anthony’s in 2012 and assumed the role full-time in January 2015. 

A native of Olney, he resides in rural Effingham with his wife and two children. 

Bobbi Kinkelaar

Bobbi Kinkelaar
Chief Nursing Officer

Bobbi has served St. Anthony’s in a variety of roles during her career with HSHS including but not limited to nurse’s aide, staff nurse, Surgical Services Manager and most recently served as Executive Director of Nursing Operations.

Bobbi graduated from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She holds a master’s of science in nursing from McKendree University.


Michael JanisMike Janis

Executive Director, Outpatient and Ancillary Services

Mike has been part of St. Anthony's team since 2003. In his role, Mike provides administrative leadership for all outpatient and ancillary services, including St. Anthony’s Diagnostic Centers, Imaging, Outreach Services, Laboratory, Therapy Services, and Wound Healing Center.

Mike began his employment at St. Anthony's in 2003 as a Certified Nurse Assistant and has advanced at St. Anthony’s in his roles as X-ray Tech, CT Tech, Nuclear Med Tech, Outreach/Diagnostic Center Manager, and Director of Imaging and Outreach.  He holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Healthcare Management.  

Vicki KloecknerVicki Kloeckner

Director, Human Resources

Vicki is a career Human Resources professional with significant experience in talent acquisition, management training and development, employee relations, workforce planning, and compensation/metrics analysis. She takes pride in driving effective programs and processes that attract, develop and retain key talent that provide exceptional services to our patients.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University and her Master’s in Business Administration degree from McKendree University.